The six finalists have been chosen!
TriForce Productions, in association with Creative Skillset, have awarded six writers paid development commissions as part of a completely new model of finding and facilitating diverse talent: the TriForce Creative Network Writers Incubator.
This twelve month initiative aims to change the usual routes of access and mitigate the concept of ‘risk’ that is so prevalent in our industry when engaging with new talent.
The finalists were chosen from the writers of the shortlisted 20 scripts, all of whom were invited to meet with Fraser and Minnie Ayres (CEO and COO, TriForce Creative Network), as well as Jay Davidson (Assistant Commissioner, BBC).
The Six Incubator Finalists
Janice Hallett, Blackout
Mariama Ives-Moiba, A Family Like Mine
Sam Benjamin, Liverpool ’81
Sharma Walfall, Out of Bounds
Shimon Greenidge-Forsyth, The Ortlan Birds
Tsonko Bumbalov, Lemongrass and Morphine
(From left to right: Minnie Ayres, Sam Benjamin, Mariama Ives-Moiba, Janice Hallett, Shimon Greenidge-Forsyth, Sharma Walfall, Tsonko Bumbalov, Fraser Ayres).
What’s next for the finalists?
Each hotly-tipped writer will be given one-to-one mentoring, training and seminars throughout the year and commissioner engagement from the BBC, Channel 4 and Sky, along with their paid development commission from TriForce Productions. A personal facilitation fund will also be accessible to go towards necessities such as travel or child care.
“We’re incredibly excited to be working with these six outstanding talents, we received almost 1000 submissions for this project, so the finalists really had to stand out to be selected. These are names to watch out for over the coming months.”
Fraser Ayres, CEO
This programme is supported by Creative Skillset’s HETV Levy.